DeKalb County State's Attorneys Office


Richard Amato

Title: Assistant State’s Attorney


NOTICE OF OPEN POSITION January 25, 2023 The DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office has an opening for the position of Assistant State’s Attorney. This is an entry level, full-time prosecutor position focusing on Misdemeanor, Traffic and Driving Under the Influence.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: - Acts as counsel for the State of Illinois in criminal matters. - Works closely with victims and witnesses, keeping them properly informed, prepared and supported through the prosecution process. - Drafts indictments, complaints and pleadings and supporting trial documentation. - Researches pertinent case law, decisions and legislation. - Conducts Bench trials, Jury trials and all required hearings related to the assigned caseload. - Communicate with Victims at all phases of a criminal investigation and prosecution. - Consult Law Enforcement during criminal investigations in determining appropriate criminal charges. QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: - Juris Doctor (J.D.) from accredited law school. - Must be admitted into the Illinois Bar Association with a current and valid license to practice law. - Word processing and personal computer usage/training. - Knowledge of state and federal statutes/common law and applicable court rules that are applicable to criminal law. - Ability to draft legal documents, correspondence and/or reports. - Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with staff, attorneys, defendants, judiciary, the public and law enforcement. - Ability to utilize common sense understanding and to carry out instructions issued in writing, orally or through illustration. PLEASE SUBMIT a resume and cover letter to; Darby Henke Operations Manager DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office 133 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 60178 P: 815-895-7164 F: 815-895-7101 Email:

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